Alex Straker



Simon Blakey
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Alex is a writer and guest lecturer based in London.

As a contributing writer Alex cut his teeth on the BBC continuing dramas EASTENDERS and HOLBY CITY and has more recently written for the fifth series of THE LAST KINGDOM (Carnival Film & Television / Netflix), the upcoming Jay Blakeson led series CULPRITS (Character 7 / Disney Star) and THE FLATSHARE (42MP / Paramount+).

As a showrunner he is in development with companies including West Road Pictures and Greenacre Films on several original television projects for various UK broadcasters and international streamers.

He participated in the ITV/Dancing Ledge mentorship scheme (mentored by Lydia Adetunji, BBC’s NOUGHTS & CROSSES) and is one of seven writers taking part in the Chris Chibnall / Imaginary Friends scheme to train and support the “next wave” of British showrunners.

Work includes:

CULPRITS 1 episode                                                                         Current
Character 7 for Disney+/Star
Created by J Blakeson
1 x 60′

THE LAST ROMEO                                                                       Current
Showrunner & Associate Producer
West Road Pictures
Alex is leading a new adaptation of the novel by Justin Myers

VIKINGS: VALHALLA   Series 3 Ep 4                                        2024
1 x 60′

FLATSHARE   Series 1 Ep 5                                                           2023
42 / Paramount+
1 x 60′

THE LAST KINGDOM Series 5 Ep 6                                         2022
Carnival / Netflix
1 x 60′

BULLETPROOF II                                                                          2020
Shadow Script

HOLBY CITY                                                                                    2019 – 2020
2 x 60’ episodes

BRIMSTONE                                                                                    2017
Original pilot and series outline, 60’
SKY Table Read / BBC Writer’s Room

EASTENDERS                                                                                  2016
6 x 30’ episode


In Development:
x2 original treatments in development

THE SECOND SHADOW                                                           
Original treatment and series outline for a
Low-fi, contemporary, returnable fantasy series.


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